Superbowl Snack

Dishitgirl.com Carmelized Onion, Apple, and Cheddar Flatbread
I have posted a couple of Superbowl snacks in the past. I think it is so much fun to make game day food! I mean its to often that is okay to make a dip with hot sauce and cheese, then proceed to eat it all! Well maybe that’s still not okay, but I guess I just don’t care. Superbowl is just another eating holiday for me!

Last weekend I threw together something which I am not sure is a pizza or a flatbread. All I know is that its good! It is a great option to bring to a Superbowl party and not be worried about someone bringing something similar!

 

Ingredients:

1 can Pillsbury thin crust pizza dough

1/2 cup of shredded cheddar (Maybe choose a good one rather than like Kraft that comes in a bag. I had a Vermont cheddar!)

1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and sliced thin

1 small white onion (or half of a large one) sliced thin, lengthwise

Salt, Pepper, and Olive Oil

For Caramelizing Onions:

2 Tbsp of Sugar

1 Tbsp of butter

(adapted from: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_caramelize_onions/)

 

1. First start caramelizing the onions. Heat a saute pan on medium heat, and melt the butter. Then throw in the sliced onions. Resist the urge to stir them to much. In order for them to brown they need to sit. Adjust the heat as you see fit so they don’t burn but rather brown. Everyone’s stove top is different! After about ten minutes sprinkle the sugar over them and let them saute for another 15 minutes or so. The whole process takes 20-30 minutes.

2. While your onions are cooking, slice the apple and grate your cheese.

3. Roll out the dough on a baking sheet. Brush the dough with olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper on the dough.

4. Place the apples all over the dough along with the caramelized onions leaving a little space around the edge.

5. Place in a 375 degree oven for about 7 minutes. After that time pull out the pizza and sprinkle it with the cheese then put it back in the oven for the remainder of the time specified on the dough package.

 

***Another variation I have done that people have loved is caramelized onions with pear and Gorgonzola cheese. I drizzle some honey over it when it gets out of the oven!***

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